At the risk of sounding like a broken record, sun protection is essential to stave off ageing as ultraviolet rays are the biggest source of skin damage. Besides applying sunscreen, we also need to touch up our sun protection every two hours or so, especially if you’re outdoors. But if you’ve applied makeup, reapplying regular sunscreen can cause the makeup to smudge and slide off. That is why we recommend using powder sunscreens to touch up your sun protection. They provide a convenient manner to do so as you just swipe the powder across the face.
Powder sunscreens also help mop up excess sweat and shine. In a pinch, they double as dry shampoos as well (your scalp needs sun protection too!). Here are 10 powder sunscreens to throw into your handbag and touch up on the go.
Finish your look by adding that beautiful iridescent glow with this (Glow)setting Powder from Supergoop! What we love most about this powder is that it gives your skin that enviable lit-from-within glow (so it doesn’t look to mattified) while providing the right amount of UV protection.
Formulated with titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, mica and iron oxides, this powder sunscreen from Isdin provides protection against harmful UV rays, as well as free radical pollution damage, blue light and infrared radiation (IR). With a lightweight texture that goes smoothly onto the skin, this powder sunscreen also works well for those with normal and combination skin types.
Besides the use of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, the Derma E translucent powder sunscreen is also infused with skin-nourishing ingredients green tea, chamomile and vitamin E.
Affording a translucent finish, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are used in combination to provide broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection. The compact also comes with a mirror and brush.
No chemical filters go into this 100 percent physical sunscreen from Hawaiian Tropic. The translucent formula is also enriched with naturally sourced sea minerals to absorb excess sebum and provide a matte finish.
Only 10 natural mineral ingredients go into this Catrin powder sunscreen, which employs zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as the filters. It also comes with a handy puff to touch up on the go.
Orbis’ powder sunscreen uses both chemical and physical filters to afford waterproof SPF50+/PA++++ protection. There are two shades available – natural and lucent – and the compact is sold separately from the refill.
This sheer and lightweight formula of Brush On Block’s Mineral Sunscreen Powder effortlessly blends into your skin, giving you flawless coverage without messing up your natural skin tone. Toss it in your bag, and you’re all set for touch-ups throughout the day. Plus, it’s all-natural, vegan-friendly, and free of harmful chemicals, making it a safe choice for sensitive skin.
This non-greasy, reef-safe formula provides instant skin protection. With SPF 30 coverage and a natural, hypoallergenic formula, it keeps your skin safe without harsh chemicals. Convenient and effective, it’s water-resistant and doubles as a sand brush-off tool.
Colorescience uses both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in conjunction with plant extracts such as grape seed, oak wood and sunflower sprout to protect and nourish the skin. There are a total of five shades and finishes to choose from.
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